Dyeing fiber can be super casual or super duper scientific. One can spill
Kool-aid on their shirt with wonderful results, or one can earn a Master of
Science in Textile Chemistry, also with wonderful results. The Kool-aid is
relatively less expensive.
on September 8 & 9 for a super casual version of dyeing. Here’s how it’ll go
down: Show up at the Drop in and Dye Tent during the Shopper’s Boulevard hours
(Sat 10:00 – 5:30, Sun 10:00 – 3:00), and bring with you a ‘don’t be scared’
attitude and maybe some unloved natural fiber stash from home. She’ll have
various yarns for sale if you already love your stash as-is.
Reactive’ dyes for plant fibers (cotton, linen, bamboo, hemp, rayon) and
‘WashFast Acid’ dyes for animal fibers (wool, silk, dog, angora, cashmere,
llama). There will be a simple set up and easy to follow directions so one can
get their feet wet, so to speak. And Ellen will be there to answer questions
and cheer you on. All dyes and dye assists will be in liquid form for ease and